GCC Food Pantry And Thrift Shop News
The GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop has been and continues to accept
donations of food items and or money for our holiday food baskets.
Thank you for helping us to assist struggling families enjoy a
special holiday meal. Donations can be dropped off at one of our
collection sites located at the Gilmanton School, Gilmanton Year
Round Library, the Academy Building or at the Food Pantry and Thrift
Shop during regular hours. Please do not leave donations outside of
the door when the shop is closed. Monetary donations may be mailed
to GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop, PO Box 6, Gilmanton Iron Works,
We are again, this year sponsoring the Adopt A Child project. If
you are interested in helping to make Christmas special for a child,
please contact Jane Sisti, Director at 364-7437.
A special thank you to the Boy Scouts for 16 boxes of food collected
on November 9, 2013 during their Good Turn project.
Christmas is right around the corner and we have an awesome array of
winter clothes. Starting Saturday, November 30th through Saturday,
December 21, 2013, we will have a Christmas sale. All items with
red or green barbs will be 50% off. Please consider coming in and
filling your wish lists with some of our great clothing items.
Please note special holiday hours.
The GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop will be closed on: Wednesday,
November 27, Wednesday, December 25 and Wednesday, January 1.
Saturday, November 30, we will be open from 12 noon until 2:00 pm
As always, we welcome new volunteers. If you have a few hours to
spare, please consider the GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop. Hours:
Wednesdays, 3 – 7 pm and Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm. The Pantry only
is open from 8 – 10 am on the second and fourth Saturday of the
month. We especially need help on Saturday’s.
Thank you to everyone who supports the GCC Food Pantry and Thrift
Shop in our mission to assist those who need a helping hand.
Letter To The Editor
To The Editor
Give credit where credit is due.
I have been a tax payer in Gilmanton for forty years. My
recollection is that the tax rate has increased for thirty-eight of
those years. We had a minimal decrease in 2012 and an outstanding
decrease of 9.4% this year. This decrease is due to the efforts of
our Selectmen to control town spending. We need to thank our
Selectmen, Town Administrator, Department Heads and the Budget
Committee for this tax reduction.
On the other hand, our School Board and Superintendent have over
budgeted in excess of $500,000.00 a year for the last three years.
We need to get school spending under control. Please review the
School Budget closely before you vote in March.